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Experience classic mythology anew in this eight-time Tony Award-winning hit.
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About Hadestown on Broadway

Hell has never looked or sounded so heavenly as at Hadestown on Broadway, the eight-time Tony-winning Best Musical that puts a fresh spin on classic folklore. A starry cast is currently in the underworld: Pretty Little Liars's Maia Reficco and Grammy Award nominee Yola make their Broadway debuts alongside Grammy winner Stephanie Mills and Broadway veteran Jordan Fisher. Get Hadestown tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

The show has journeyed far and wide and, since 2019, Hadestown on Broadway has transformed the Walter Kerr Theatre into the jazzy, seductive underworld. The stage musical began its life in the mind of celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, who turned her idea into a 2010 folk opera concept album. However, songs from the album were performed in her native state of Vermont several times back in 2006 and 2007 as a kind of "D.I.Y. theatre project," as the singer herself described it.

Its current form began to take shape after Mitchell approached Tony Award-nominated director Rachel Chavkin in 2012 following a visit to Chavkin's groundbreaking production of the immersive musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Together, the pair developed the stage musical, with Mitchell adding 15 new songs and additional dialogue to fill the gaps in the story line and allow deeper characterizations.

Finally, Hadestown was ready to stage its world premiere in May 2016 at New York Theatre Workshop off Broadway, and huge critical acclaim and audience reactions got the run extended to the end of July 2016. The production was also rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination in the category of Outstanding Musical in 2017, along with seven Lucille Lortel Award nominations.

Hadestown made two more stops on its journey to Broadway, with a Canadian premiere at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre in November 2017 and a U.K. premiere at London's National Theatre the following year. The Broadway transfer was officially confirmed during that run, and Hadestown in New York won eight Tony Awards out of 14 nominations, including Best Musical.

This "Road to Hell" may have been a long and winding one that has taken Mitchell and Chavkin over a decade to walk, but the theatrical outcome is heavenly.

What is Hadestown about?

The Hadestown musical is a genre-defying adaptation of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, now in a Depression-era-inspired setting and set to jazz and folk music. The pair's romance gets thwarted when Eurydice, seeing no other options for survival, agrees to work for underworld god Hades in his soulless factory. Orpheus undertakes a dangerous journey to rescue her. Their story is intertwined with the myth of Hades and his own wife, Persephone, and other mythic figures, like the god Hermes and the Fates, also make appearances.

How long is Hadestown?

Hadestown runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission.

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(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.

Start date

March 22nd, 2019

Age

Ages 8+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.

Production note
Be advised that this production contains strobe-like effects throughout.
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5K+ Reviews

Sing out Louise

Sing out Louise

254 Reviews | 222 Followers
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To the world we dream about, and the one we live in now.

See it if Crazy talent from the creative team, cast and crew! Especially loved André De Shields as Hermes and...

Don’t see it if ... Amber Gray as Persephone. Bold on stage orchestra adds to the New Orleans flair

Tom 6090

Tom 6090

205 Reviews | 397 Followers
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Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if A modern day telling of a Greek mythology story beautifully staged and performed.

Don’t see it if There are holes in the book (a lot of telling not showing) so it would be helpful to know a bit about Greek mythology before seeing the show

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Adam G123

548 Reviews | 1904 Followers
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Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Refreshing

See it if I thought it couldn’t get any better than the off Broadway run... but it did! Stellar all around.

Don’t see it if Everyone should!

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kitty witty

218 Reviews | 150 Followers
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Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like a Greek mythology love story about justice, freedom & romance Songs are memorable Huge talent

Don’t see it if You don't like Greek mythology

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Our Review

Review of Hadestown on Broadway

4 of 5
25 Jan 2022, 19:46
Going to hell has never been as much fun as seeing a performance of Anaïs Mitchell's musical Hadestown, now playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. And don't let its origins in Greek mythology scare you off because there's a built-in narrator in the form of the god Hermes (André De Shields) whose job was to guide souls into the afterlife. In...

Hadestown on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin
Songs by: Anaïs Mitchell
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Choreography: David Neumann
Producer: Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy
Cast list: Stephanie Mills (as Hermes), Maia Reficco (as Eurydice), Jordan Fisher (as Orpheus), Phillip Boykin (as Hades), Yola (as Persephone), Jessie Shelton, Kay Trinidad, Soara-Joye Ross (as the Fates)
Design: Rachel Hauck
Lighting: Bradley King
Costume: Michael Krass
Sound: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz
Other info: Music direction and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia

Venue

219 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, hearing assistance, accessible seating

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:00 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:00 PM
Friday-7:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM8:00 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is Hadestown on Broadway about?

This eight-time Tony-winning Best Musical puts a fresh spin on Greek myths, infusing them with jazz and folk music. Struggling to survive, Eurydice agrees to work at Hades's soulless factory, and Orpheus embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her. Get tickets to the genre-defying Hadestown, which combines disparate histories and music styles into a groundbreaking story.

Where is Hadestown on Broadway playing?

Hadestown on Broadway is playing at Walter Kerr Theatre . The theatre is located in 219 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, 10036.

How long is Hadestown on Broadway?

The running time of Hadestown on Broadway is 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.

What's the age requirement for Hadestown on Broadway?

The recommended age for Hadestown on Broadway is Ages 8+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater..

How do you book tickets for Hadestown on Broadway?

Book tickets for Hadestown on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

How much do tickets cost for Hadestown on Broadway?

Tickets for Hadestown on Broadway start at $64.

Who wrote Hadestown?

Anaïs Mitchell wrote both the script and the songs of Hadestown. She had been working on the musical since 2006, when an early version premiered in Vermont, and worked with director Rachel Chavkin to turn that show and its 2010 concept album into a full-fledged musical.

Which songs are in Hadestown?

The songs in Hadestown include "Wait For Me," "Livin' It Up on Top," "We Raise Our Cups," and "When the Chips Are Down." Hadestown is mostly sung-through, so snippets of songs appear throughout the show in place of traditional scenes. Learn about all the songs in Hadestown on Broadway.

Is Hadestown appropriate for kids?

Hadestown is recommended for children 8 and older. There is no content that would be inappropriate for young children. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Who directed Hadestown?

Rachel Chavkin is the director of Hadestown and won a 2019 Tony Award for her work. She is also a creative consultant on the musical, as she helped Anaïs Mitchell expand Hadestown from a concept album into a full-fledged musical.

Which Greek myth is Hadestown based on?

Hadestown is primarily based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, but the musical also weaves in the myth of Hades and Persephone. Learn more about the Greek mythology that inspired Hadestown.

When did Hadestown open on Broadway?

Hadestown began Broadway performances in March 2019 and won eight Tony Awards that year. The show is now the longest-running production to ever play the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Is Hadestown good?

New York Theatre Guide's four-star Hadestown review reads, "Going to hell has never been as much fun as seeing a performance of Anaïs Mitchell's musical Hadestown." The show has a unique folk and jazz score and tells a timeless romantic tragedy, and it is among the best-reviewed Broadway shows on New York Theatre Guide.

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